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Contract Manager

Caterpillar Inc.
Posted Apr 30
Full Time
On Site
Irving, Texas

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Job Description

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

The Opportunity

As the Contract Manager in the Electric Power Division (EPD), your role will be to support the business with structuring, preparation, and administering complex contractual agreements to ensure we win with our customers.

In this role, you will work across the organization to oversee the entire contract lifecycle and ensure compliance with company standards for the agreements we develop with our customers and business partners.

What You’ll Do


  • Support the Electric Power commercial and operations/supply chain teams with structuring agreements
  • Participate in customer/supplier negotiations, as appropriate
  • Serve as the liaison between business leaders and Legal Services during the contract preparation and negotiation process
  • Provide recommendations concerning contract structure, terms and conditions, and standardization of agreements, to drive consistency between contracts, and to ensure agreements align with EPD best practices and Caterpillar policies
  • Lead contract review sessions with all applicable stakeholders prior to execution
  • Collaborate with EPD Legal Counsel on appropriate contract terms and conditions with a focus on risk mitigation for Caterpillar
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of all contractual agreements and monitor adherence to the contractual terms and renewal/expiration dates
  • Monitor performance against key contractual terms that represent elevated risk conditions across agreements and highlight findings to business partners in pursuit of mitigating actions

What You’ll Bring

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or specialized legal training and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a legal support, business support, or commercial role with involvement in the administration of contractual agreements.

Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Influencing: Extensive knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.

Business Acumen: Extensive knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understanding the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.

Top Candidates Will Also Have


  • Experience with Microsoft Word, DocuSign, and other software used in the contract administration process
  • MBA or Master’s degree in a business-related field
  • Expected to have, or be willing to develop, a deep understanding of Caterpillar’s Electric Power business

Additional Details


  • Location: Irving, TX
  • Travel: up to 25%
  • Domestic relocation is available for those who qualify
  • Sponsorship is not available

What You’ll Be a Part Of

The Electric Power Division is at the forefront of the electrification and sustainability journey with customers across the enterprise. Our culture is anchored in people and safety, customer focus, and growth mindset. Join us as we create the future for our customers, our business, and our next generation of talent to build a better, more sustainable world.

Additional Information

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

Employee Benefit Details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) and potential for a yearly performance bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

Posting Dates

April 30, 2024 - May 19, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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